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Cider producers in West Michigan and nationwide could have an easier time making and labeling their products under federal legislation that was signed into law on Dec. 18.

Published in In the News
Sunday, 20 December 2015 22:28

Q&A: Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich.

Nearly one year into his first term, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters has spent considerable time working on legislation geared toward small business as a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

Published in Crystal Ball

In a year-end interview with MiBiz, Gov. Snyder said he likes the idea behind the bills accommodating Switch Communications Group LLC’s development of a $5 billion cloud data center in Gaines Township, but wants to give them a good review before deciding whether to sign them into law.

Published in Q&A

West Michigan companies will continue to add workers over the next two years, just not at the rapid pace they have in 2015.That’s according to George Erickcek, a senior regional analyst with the Kalamazoo-based W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

Published in Economic Development

Michigan corn growers are disappointed by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement on Nov. 30 that they say fails to require enough corn-based ethanol to be blended into the nation’s fuel supply.

Published in Agribiz

Tesla Motors Inc. wants to strike a compromise with lawmakers so it can begin selling its electric vehicles in Michigan using the same direct-to-consumer model it’s deployed in 25 other states.

Published in Manufacturing

A bipartisan team of political and legal players will work around an unwilling state Legislature to expand civil rights protections for Michigan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The Fair Michigan campaign has launched a statewide ballot initiative that would ask voters to approve a constitutional amendment banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and gender identity.

Published in Economic Development

After a marathon session and more than four years of back-and-forth, the Michigan Legislature last night passed a bill that will generate $1.2 billion in revenue from new and existing sources to fix and maintain the state’s roads.

Published in In the News

Craft beer tourism contributes more than $12.2 million to the Kent County economy. That’s according to a new study from a trio of economics professors at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business that was commissioned by Experience Grand Rapids, the convention and visitors bureau for Kent County.

Published in Beer and wine

Stakeholders in Michigan’s construction industry remain starkly divided in the debate over repealing the state’s prevailing wage law.

Published in Commercial Real Estate
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